Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui

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Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui
PublisherLouise Turcotte
Danielle Charest
Genette Bergeron
Ariane Brunet
Year founded1982
CountryMontreal, Quebec, Canada

Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui (AHLA; Amazons of Yesterday, Lesbians of Today) is the name of a quarterly French language magazine published starting 1982 by a lesbian collective in Montreal made of Louise Turcotte, Danielle Charest, Genette Bergeron and Ariane Brunet.[1][2][3]

AHLA was written from a radical lesbian (Lesbiennes radicales) perspective, and aimed to offer analysis and reflection about political and philosophical issues affecting lesbians globally as well as in Quebec.[4]

The magazine's content drew heavily from Francophone material feminism, and the ideas of French theorists Monique Wittig and Nicole-Claude Mathieu. The front page of every issue clearly stated that the magazine was intended "for lesbians only".[2]

1982 documentary[edit]

Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui
Réseau Vidé-Elle
Release date
  • June 13, 1982 (1982-06-13)
Running time
105 minutes

An eponymously titled documentary was developed from 1979 to 1981 and produced by video production collective Réseau Vidé-Elle,[5][6] in English and French versions.[7] The film premiered on June 13, 1982, in Montreal.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Documents concernant les Lesbiennes". Archived from the original on 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  2. ^ a b Wittig, Monique. The Straight Mind, Beacon Press, 1992, ISBN 0-8070-7917-0, p xvii
  3. ^ Hoagland & Penelope. For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology, Onlywomen Press, 1988 ISBN 0-906500-28-1, p582
  4. ^ Hughes, Johnson, Perreault. Stepping Out of Line: A Workbook on Lesbianism and Feminism, Press Gang Publishers, 1984, ISBN 0-88974-016-X, p202
  5. ^ Waugh, Thomas (2006). "Portrait Gallery". The Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas (1st ed.). McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 496. ISBN 978-0773530690.
  6. ^ "VIDÉO: Amazones d'hier, lesbiennes d'aujourd'hui" (PDF). La Vie en Rose (December 1981–January/February 1982): 8. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  7. ^ Waugh, Thomas (2006-07-18). Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. ISBN 978-0-7735-8528-7.

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